MLB Streaks Fueled by Franklin Pros
The 2013 MLB season is becoming one for the record books in many team clubhouses and league-wide. Several Franklin Pros have helped their teams reach milestones and complete dramatic come-from-behind victories with late-inning heroics.
Yesterday the Dodgers recorded their 14th consecutive road win completing a four-game sweep of the Cubs at Wrigley and the Braves won their 10th straight game with a 4-1 victory over the Phillies. Meanwhile the Red Sox continued their season-long walk-off party overcoming a five-run deficit in the ninth inning to beat Mariners 8-7 last Thursday.
The Dodgers set a franchise record for consecutive road wins after beating the Cubs on Saturday and are now in hunt to break the NL consecutive road win record of 17 set by the New York Giants in 1916 – this is the first time any team has won 14 straight road games since the Tigers did so in 1984. Unfortunately, Dodger shortstop and Franklin Pro Hanley Ramirez suffered a shoulder injury when falling into the stands after catching a foul ball yesterday and is awaiting the results of an MRI scheduled for today. Throughout the road winning streak Ramirez was hitting .338 with six doubles, three home runs and 12 RBIs – despite battling right thumb and hamstring injuries this season Ramirez is batting .361/.411/.644 for the NL West leaders.
From the leaders of the NL West to the top of the NL East, the Braves completed its second 10-game winning streak of the season after defeating the Phillies on Sunday – their first streak came April 5-16. Over the club’s latest winning streak Franklin Pro Justin Upton has his own nine-game hitting streak while hitting .368/.455/.684 and recording three doubles, nine runs, nine RBIs and three home runs. Upton’s brother and fellow Franklin Pro, BJ Upton, was activated from the DL on Saturday after missing half a month with an abductor strain – in the two games since his return BJ has recorded three hits with one double, stolen base and run.
Continue to check back for more news and notes on all of our Franklin Pros as the second half winds down and the MLB playoff push begins.